Dr. Orlando Quaranta works in the Detector Group of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. There he manages the group R&D activity on superconducting detector. In particular he works on the development of a x-ray spectromenter based on Transition Edge Sensors for synchrontron applications.
He received his PhD in Physics from the University of Salerno – Italy in 2009. During the years he worked at several international institutions, first as Postdoctoral fellow: C.N.R – Pisa – Italy (2009-2011), Argonne National Laboratory – USA (2011-2013) and University of Cambridge – UK (2013-2015). He subsequently worked as Scientist at NIST – USA (2015 – 2016). During his career he worked on several types of superconducting devices: Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors, Tunnel and Josephson Junctions, Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors and Transition Edge Sensors.